Swimming for Human Rights – level 1

16-05-2017 15:00

Twelve swimmers swim about 10 kilometres. They swim from California to Mexico. They want to support human rights. They want to show their solidarity with the world. One hundred schoolchildren meet them in Mexico. They cheer for them.

The event organiser says that the swim is not a protest. She says that the swim is for human rights. It is to show that every life is important.

Difficult words: support (help), human rights (the belief that everybody is free), solidarity (if you show solidarity, you show that you see someone’s problems and that you are sorry).

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